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TOSTI: GAME 4: SWAMP RABBITS LOOK TO RESPOND ON THE ROAD

GAME 4: SWAMP Rabbits Look to Respond on the Road

Greenville’s 2-1 series lead on the line in North Charleston tonight as the puck drops for Game 4 of the South Division Semifinal

BY: Brian Tosti, Greenville Swamp Rabbits

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The Greenville Swamp Rabbits, proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, are back in action tonight for Game 4 of the South Division Semifinal in North Charleston, SC. After Greenville took a 2-0 advantage in the series, South Carolina responded on home ice to earn a 6-0 win last night. Parker Milner earned a shutout in the game and Rob Flick led the scoring charge with two goals. After last night’s contest, the teams are even with 10 goals each in the series. Greenville and South Carolina will see each other for the 18th time this season and the tenth time in the Low Country. The Swamp Rabbits completed the regular season with a 3-4-1-0 record in North Charleston and 5-7-1-1 overall mark against their intra-state rival. Greenville has only lost back-to-back playoff games seven times in franchise history and is 9-6-1 following a postseason loss. Continue reading

CRAWFORD: DEVILS DOUBLE UP PACK

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Albany Devils 6, Hartford Wolf Pack 3

BY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack

Albany, NY, April 12, 2017 – The Hartford Wolf Pack took leads of 1-0 and 2-1 Wednesday night at the Times Union Center, but the Albany Devils would score five straight after that, on their way to a 6-3 victory.

Jacob MacDonald had a goal and two assists for Albany, and Miles Wood added a goal and an assist.  John Gilmour and Marek Hrivik scored for the Wolf Pack, and Nicklas Jensen netted his 30th goal of the season with 0.5 seconds left in the third period.  Ty Ronning and Tommy Hughes also had two assists apiece.

“It’s the small details, again,” Jensen said, “turning pucks over, myself included.  It’s just those little things that kind of bite us, where we’ve got to make the right play.  And they scored on their chances, especially when we gave it to them, and special teams weren’t the best.  That’s kind of what caught up to us, and we didn’t really find a way back.”

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CRAWFORD: PACK BEATEN IN BRIDGEPORT

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Bpt Sound Tigers 3, Hartford Wolf Pack 2

BY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack

Bridgeport, CT, April 8, 2017 – Matt Carey and Dan Catenacci scored in the third period for the Hartford Wolf Pack Sunday at the Webster Bank Arena, but the Wolf Pack could not fully recover from giving up three goals in the second, in a 3-2 loss to the Bridgeport Sound Tigers.

Bridgeport’s entire offense came in a span of 2:01 in the second frame, on goals by Travis St. Denis, Ben Holmstrom and Ryan Pulock.  Eamon McAdam made 19 saves to get the win in the Bridgeport net.  Brandon Halverson stopped 33 shots for the Wolf Pack.

“It seems to be a trend right now, where we get down early in the game, or midway through the game, and then we turn it up in the third period in desperation mode,” Catenacci said.  “And that’s something we can’t be doing.  We have to play that way from the start of the game.”

After a scoreless first period, the Sound Tigers started their scoring burst at 12:14 of the second, on St. Denis’ 11th goal of the season.  Michael Dal Colle took a shot from the right-wing side that Halverson denied, but St. Denis headed hard down the left side and shoved the rebound in.

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CRAWFORD: PACK LOSE A DEVIL OF A GAME IN ALBANY

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Albany Devils 4, Hartford Wolf Pack 3

BY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack

Albany, NY, April 1, 2017Nicklas Jensen had a goal and an assist for the Hartford Wolf Pack Saturday at the Times Union Center, but Blake Pietila scored two power-play goals, including the third-period game-winner, for the Albany Devils in a 4-3 Albany victory.

Max Novak added a goal and an assist for the Devils, and Jacob MacDonald had three assists.  Marek Hrivik chipped in two assists for the Wolf Pack.

The two teams traded goals in the first period, the Devils scoring early and the Wolf Pack replying late.

Novak gave the Devils the game’s first lead 4:41 in, on a rebound.  MacDonald’s shot from the left point was stopped by Wolf Pack goaltender Chris Nell (26 saves), making his first pro appearance out of Bowling Green University, but the rebound came to Novak in front, and he poked it home. Continue reading

CANTLON’S CORNER: SCHONEY SPEAKS AND OTHER NEWS

CANTLON’S CORNER:

SHONEY SPEAKS AND OTHER NEWS

BY: Gerry Cantlon, Howlings

BRIDGEPORT, CT – It’s been a tough season for the Hartford Wolf Pack. Its long-time GM, Jim Schoenfeld, readily admitted it.

“We don’t have the depth that we have had in the past because our drafting position hasn’t been as good. Right now in New York, we only have two first (round) picks in Brady Skej and J.T. (Miller) in our lineup. For the greater good (of the Rangers) we have traded first and second round picks, so it has the left the shelf a bit bare.”

The Pack was always one of the more sought after locations in the AHL for veteran free agents, but that has changed too.

“Many of those guys now look at the Rangers lineup and say, ‘I’m not going to get a shot in New York, so I’ll go elsewhere, (to a place) where I think I can get a potential NHL shot or I’ll go overseas.’”

It is abundantly apparent that the team has been underwhelming in 2016-17 and the goaltending, an area where problems have persisted all season.  Continue reading

CRAWFORD: (SUN) PACK WINLESS WEEKEND ENDS IN BRIDGEPORT

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Bridgeport Sound Tigers 5, Hartford Wolf Pack 2

BY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack

Bridgeport, CT, March 12, 2017 – Taylor Beck and Marek Hrivik had a goal and an assist each for the Hartford Wolf Pack Sunday at Webster Bank Arena, but three Bridgeport Sound Tiger power-play goals were too much for the Wolf Pack to overcome in a 5-2 loss

John Landry, Michael Dal Colle and Andrew Rowe all scored on Bridgeport man advantages, and Devon Toews and Josh Winquist had two assists apiece for the Sound Tigers.  Jaroslav Halak made 18 saves. Continue reading

FOR BATTLE IN DETROIT, RANGERS ADD NASH & GRABNER, SUBTRACT LUNDQVIST

NEW YORK RANGERS at DETROIT RED WINGS
Sunday, Mar. 12, 2017, 7:00 p.m. ET
Joe Louis ArenaDetroit, MI
Rangers: 43-23-2 (88 pts)
Red Wings: 26-29-11 (63 pts)

BY: The New York Rangers

TOMORROW’S GAME

The Rangers play their 69th game of the 2016-17 season and begin a back-to-back set tomorrow, Mar. 12, against the Detroit Red Wings in an Original Six matchup at Joe Louis Arena (7:00 p.m. ET – TV: NBCSN; Radio: ESPN 1050 AM). Tomorrow’s game is the Rangers’ final regular season contest at Joe Louis Arena. The Rangers conclude a stretch of four consecutive road games tomorrow. The Blueshirts have won 12 of their last 18 games (12-5-1), as well as 15 of their last 23 contests (15-7-1). The Rangers have posted a 43-23-2 record this season. Continue reading

TOSTI: SWAMP RABBITS KNOCKED OFF BY STINGRAYS

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Swamp Rabbits Fall to Stingrays in North Charleston

Greenville comeback comes up short in road matchup with South Carolina

BY: Brian Tosti, Greenville Swamp Rabbits

North Charleston, SCThe Greenville Swamp Rabbits (14-10-2-0), proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, could not battle out of a deficit against the South Carolina Stingrays (13-10-1-1), suffering a 6-3 loss tonight. Greenville fought to score two goals in the third period, but the comeback fell short at the North Charleston Coliseum. The Swamp Rabbits see their three-game win streak come to an end, but have won five of their last seven contests.

The Stingrays opened the scoring with John Parker’s first of a two-goal game coming a little over six minutes into the first period. Patrick Gaul would score his fifth of the season ten minutes later, netting a rebound atop the crease after a scrum in front. The Stingrays 2-0 advantage held to the first intermission. Continue reading

TOSTI: RABBITS IN SOUTH CAROLINA TO BATTLE STINGRAYS

Preview: Swamp Rabbits to Face In-State Rival Tonight

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BY: Brian Tosti, Greenville Swamp Rabbits

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The Greenville Swamp Rabbits (14-9-2-0), proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, drop the puck in North Charleston, SC tonight against the South Carolina Stingrays (12-10-1-1) for the seventh meeting between the clubs. Greenville is 3-3-0-0 in the head-to-head matchup, and they are 2-1-0-0 at the North Charleston Coliseum this season. The Swamp Rabbits and Stingrays are closely matched, holding the third and fourth place in the South Division respectively. After their last meeting, Greenville has won three in a row while the Stingrays finished 1-1-0-1 on the road against Norfolk. Angelo Miceli is the Swamp Rabbits leading scorer with 22 points (5G, 17A), five of which (1G, 4A) have come against South Carolina. The Stingrays are led by Kelly Zajac’s 27 points (5G, 20A). Zajac ranks eighth among ECHL skaters in assists. He also has scored seven points (2G, 5A) against the Swamp Rabbits to lead the Stingrays in six games. Continue reading

TOSTI: RABBITS ON THE RUN IN OT (SATURDAY)

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Swamp Rabbits Take Overtime Win in North Charleston

Greenville’s Houk picks up game-winning goal in overtime period over Stingrays

BY: Brian Tosti, Greenville Swamp Rabbits

North Charleston, SCThe Greenville Swamp Rabbits (2-2-0-0), proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, picked up a 4-3 win in overtime against the South Carolina Stingrays on their opening night at the North Charleston Coliseum.

Greenville took an early lead at 5:36 of the opening period when Brandon Alderson scored his second tally of the year for the Swamp Rabbits to make it 1-0 with assists from Allan McPherson and Adam Chapie.

Daniel New tied it up for South Carolina with his first of the season on a shot from the point that got through traffic in front of the net, evening the game at 1-1.

Parker rushed out to a loose puck in the neutral zone and sped in alone on a breakaway. The forward lifted the puck over Greenville goaltender Brandon Halverson for a short-handed goal and gave the Stingrays a 2-1 lead.

The Rays got their second short-handed goal of the night and increased the lead to 3-1 in the middle period when new team captain Joe Devin scored off a 2-on-1 with linemate Kelly Zajac.

But the Swamp Rabbits got back into the game and made it 3-2 later in the second on a goal by Angelo Miceli at 13:33. Miceli has scored a point a game and is on a four-game streak this year. Greenville tied the game at 3-3 at 13:24 of the third period when Allan McPherson scored his first goal of the season off a feed from Adam Chapie.

The teams only combined for 11 total shots in the final stanza in a tight third period before heading to overtime.

In the extra 3-on-3 frame there were early chances for both sides. Greenville then came back the other way and defenseman Joe Houk found the winner at 3:36 of the overtime period. The goal was Houk’s first of the season for the Swamp Rabbits.

Greenville outshot South Carolina 37-24 on the night, while both teams were scoreless on the man-advantage with the Swamp Rabbits going 0-for-4 and the Rays finishing 0-for-1.

Halverson got the win in net, making 21 saves for Greenville, while Parker Milner took the loss for South Carolina after stopping 33 shots.

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Greenville is 2-2-0-0 after it’s four game season opening road trip before they return home for the home opener against the Wichita Thunder on Friday night at 7:00 p.m.

HOME OPENER | Friday, October 28 | 7:00 p.m.: The Swamp Rabbits open play at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena on Friday, October 28 against the Wichita Thunder. The first 1,000 fans in the building will receive a Swamp Rabbits rally towel. Special $10 Opening Night tickets are available by visiting SwampRabbits.com/opening-night. Join us for a pre-game Fan Fest on the Clemson Plaza beginning at 5:30 p.m. with inflatables, concessions, and live music.

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